Crypto Rebels | WIRED

It’s the FBIs, NSAs, and Equifaxes of the world versus a swelling movement of Cypherpunks, civil libertarians, and millionaire hackers. At stake: Whether privacy will exist in the 21st century.
— Read on www.wired.com/1993/02/crypto-rebels/

Incredible Scale Model of Ancient Rome Located in EUR by Italo Gismondi

A look at the ‘Plastico di Roma Imperiale,’ a sprawling 1:250 scale model of ancient Rome commissioned by Mussolini in 1933. Now housed in the Museum of Roman Civilization in EUR, it’s one of the best references for how ancient Rome once looked.
— Read on mymodernmet.com/scale-model-ancient-rome/

Lifelike face of a tattooed Tashtyk man seen for first time behind a stunning gypsum death mask

Aged 25 to 30 when he died 1,700 years ago, he is from the mountainous region of modern-day Khakassia.
— Read on siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/this-tattooed-tashtyk-man-was-found-half-a-century-ago-yet-now-for-the-first-time-we-can-see-his-lifelike-face/

With Eye-Popping Auctions, News Outlets Are Jumping on the NFT Gravy Train | Vanity Fair

The New York Times, Time, and the AP have racked up six-figure sales of digital assets that could be a future revenue stream—or the next bubble to burst. “If it doesn’t make sense,” Quartz’s CEO says of the frenzy, “it probably doesn’t make sense.”
— Read on www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/04/with-eye-popping-auctions-news-outlets-are-jumping-on-the-nft-gravy-train

Making The Met – The Metropolitan Museum of Art — Google Arts & Culture

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870 and celebrated
its 150th anniversary in 2020.

In a flush of optimism following the American …
— Read on artsandculture.google.com/

Ars Technica’s non-fungible guide to NFTs | Ars Technica

Is blockchain item authentication a speculative fad or a technological sea change?
— Read on arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/03/ars-technicas-non-fungible-guide-to-nfts/

The Sunday Read: ‘Rembrandt in the Blood’ | The Daily

It was in the winter of 2016 that Jan Six, a Dutch art dealer based in Amsterdam, made a discovery that would upend his life. He was leafing through a Christie’s catalog when he spotted a painting featuring a young man wearing a dazed look, a lace collar and a proto-Led Zeppelin coif. Christie’s had labeled it a painting by one of Rembrandt’s followers, but Mr. Six knew it was by the Dutch master himself.

Today on The Sunday Read, a look at Mr. Six’s discovery of the first new Rembrandt painting in over four decades, and the fallout from finding it.
— Read on the-daily.simplecast.com/episodes/20210328-ubU1_rnp

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This Wooden Sculpture Is Twice as Old as Stonehenge and the Pyramids | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

New findings about the 12,100-year-old Shigir Idol have major implications for the study of prehistory
— Read on www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earliest-surviving-wood-sculpture-even-older-previously-thought-180977320/